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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
The Mondial, in frank speaking, was a poseurs car. 'Steer' clear.

Moving past that subject, Ferrari firstly was a racer and race car specialist. At my earliest recollection seeing a late 50s Ferrari in a shop, this around 1970. The metal fabrication sub-floor had traces of a salvaged Italian advert road sign. I was a youngster but the mechanic told me metal was scarce and expensive for small manufacturing companies, even a good decade post WW2.
Correct.

Ferrari never wanted to produce cars for the general public. He did it very grudgingly in order to finance his racing endeavors. That's different than any other car company in the world, where racing was secondary to selling cars. Its one of the things that make Ferrari's so special. And many Italian bike builders thought the same, which makes them special as well. Its an Italian thing...
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